The Umembeso ceremony is one of the traditions that form part of the Zulu wedding process. This usually happens after the ilobolo has been paid, and it involves the goom and his family bringing gifts to the bride’s family.
The standard procedure involves the in-laws arriving at the house of the bride and gathering outside the gate with gifts, as a way to thank the family. Singing and dancing to traditional Zulu marriage songs “ukusina” are also takes place while awaiting entry inside. In order for the ceremony to start, a small group of the in-laws are sent into the house to retrieve the bride or alternatively, the bride’s father brings her outside.
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Modern Traditional Xhosa Wedding With A Modern Twist Deciding on the theme was easy for us. We knew from the get go that we wanted to represent our Xhosa culture in a modern way hence we named the Theme: Traditional meets Modern. We had a modern elegant look in the morning then a proper traditionalIt was also my 26th Birthday so the entire day was absolutely beautiful. My family woke me up with a birthday song, wishing me well on my birthday and new marriage journey. My mom, helped in dressing me and that was special as it reminded both of us of the precious moments we’ve had while I was growing up being her only daughter.
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Have you ever considered a bridal shoot? Or in this case a Zulu bridal shoot. I think apart from snap me pretty I’m the first wedding blogger to feature a Zulu bridal shoot with the focus ONLY on the bride. And it’s such a treat. This type of shoot is not just exclusive to brides who weren’t happy with their pictures but to those of you are still planning.I’m not against white wedding bridal shoots, I enjoy them too. However you rarely see traditional African styled shoots and I know for sure that there are at least traditional weddings happening in Gauteng every weekend let alone the whole of South Africa. That is where Bontle comes in. My aim is to give traditional weddings a platform because they’re nothing short of glorious and should get the press they deserve.
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Let’s talk about the head wrap; the all so famous gele – a term used for scarf in the Yoruba kingdom. Ever taken time to check out the way Yoruba Movies are created to express how time was before hand? Have you noticed that many women have their scarfs tied differently. If you noticed this then you are in tune. In the past especially in the Yoruba kingdom, wearing a scarf in a certain way meant you were in the prominent family or not. The way your scarf was tied was a reflection of your background.
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When was the last time you took your head-wrap to the next level? Some of us have not used head-wrap because we are not comfortable with it. However, when you want to make an impression without looking out of place, you can go for Gele. Gele has made a come-back from the 80s styles to the modern day style We have seen the way many ladies recreate the tying of Gele to something cute. On Mondays, we are always in hurry to be in our workplace. While we are ready to kick start the new week, a touch of Gele can be the fashion statement you need to make.
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y South African couturier Tuelo Nguyuza made exclusively for the occasion – perfectly complemented with locally made, bold neckpieces & accessories by the talented Pichulik. The fashionable bride then later changed into her second couture dress – an exquisite Gert-Johan Coetzee crimson floor length gown! The dinner table tops were customised with a traditional African print running along the centre, together with uniquely styled wooden elements, King Proteas and soft florals.
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According to what I have observed from the weddings in Botswana, one thing is certain, a wedding cannot take place without first partaking in what is known as the patlo. The patlo is the ceremony where the bridal price ‘lobola’ is handed over or paid out to the bride’s family. Prior to the patlo, negotiations are carried out back and forth usually by the spouses aunts and uncles to determine the bridal price and how it shall be paid out at the patlo. The patlo is known as the traditional wedding, thus after the ceremony, the couple are known and can be referred to as married.
The bridal is paid out in the form of cattle or cash equivalent to the price of purchasing the requested number of cattle.
if the couple wishes, then and only then can they proceed to have what they call a ‘white or church wedding’ where the bride wears a white dress, and walks down the isle as is the custom of most weddings around the world. Food and drink are prepared for the reception.
People may marry according to customary property provisions or civil community property arrangements
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Sundays are special in many ways. For those of who may want to attend a church service, there are things we put into consideration. The first thing that takes the lead aside spirituality is our fashion sense. What do we wear on Sunday? Some Sundays are filled with activities that can keep us out late. What will be the ideal church outfit that will serve us in all events?
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In this post, we have selected 27 of the best looking Long African jackets, Short Ankara jackets, Bomber Jackets & Peplum Jacket styles from across the web.
It’s really amazing to see how the Ankara African print can be used in designing almost any style you can think of. And as such, Ankara Jacket has become a popular item in the wardrobe of many fashionable ladies & celebrities.
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Looking for some stylish and trendy Ankara tops to wear with your Jeans Trousers or something simple to wear with your pleated or pencil Skirts? Then this post will help you in finding that perfect Ankara fabric & designs for your tops.
The African fashion and Ankara fabric scenes have come a long way; there is now an Ankara top style for every occasion, be it a simple and comfortable everyday style, a church service outfit, or an outfit for a wedding event; the choices of styles of this African fabric provides are unlimited.
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